Tung yue nang 邓汝能

Biography

Born 1959, Singapore

Background

1977    Meritorious Award, Beautiful Singapore River Art Competition
1985    Commendation Award, UOB Painting of the Year Competition
2002    Dr Tan Tze Chor Art Award (First Prize)
2014    Dr Tan Tze Chor Art Award (First Prize)

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014    Silence: Ink Paintings by Tung Yue Nang, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery,
Singapore
2003    Baba & Nonya: Double Happiness, Paragon Atrium, Singapore
2002    Chinatown My Chinatown, Paragon Atrium, Singapore
1997    Baba & Nonya: The Art of Tung Yue Nang, Orchard Point, Singapore
1989    “One”, Pavillion Hotel, Singapore.
1988    Space & Time, Pavillion Hotel, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017    Commemorating NS50 Through Art, Singapore Art Society, Singapore
2014    Impressionist Contemporary, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION
Orchard, Singapore
2002   Naked Perfection, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
1999    President's Charity Art Exhibition, Singapore
1997   Of Things Peranakan Art Exhibition, Singapore
1993   New Age: A New Art Movement Exhibition, Singapore
1990   9th UOB Painting of the Year, Singapore

Tung Yue Nang’s interest and practice in Tao Te Ching philosophy has had a great impact and influence on his artistic pursuits and direction. Initially focusing on traditional Chinese painting, Tung’s artistic philosophy of reconciling art with life, enabled him to combine Western art concepts and media with Chinese art styles and expression. The Tao philosophy focuses on harmony and tranquillity amidst chaos and disorder, which is reflected in Tung’s art in his choice of subjects and composition. His experiment with acrylic and mixed media paintings eventually led to his One series of paintings, and later his Peranakan series. His latest painting exploration in dry brush Chinese painting culminates in the Journal series. Simply using Chinese ink, brush and rice paper, Tung captures Singapore scenes exactly as they appear right now in the present, because “Today is Yesterday’s future and Tomorrow’s history”. Indeed, Tung has found his harmony and tranquillity amidst the city’s chaos and disorder – chronicling Singapore for tomorrow’s prosperity.